Keep baserunners at bay by fine tuning your moves off the mound. Use these quick and simple pitching drills to help improve your pickoff and stepoff moves.
The cat-and-mouse game between a pitcher and a baserunner is exciting and nerve-wracking all in one. The baserunner hopes to advance by stealing the next base, and you, the pitcher, didn’t even want them on your base paths in the first place. Nevertheless, you want to keep them at the base for as long as possible. A good defense against a potential infield robbery is a well-executed pickoff or stepoff move.